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Publisher Description

From NFL player turned film and TV star Terry Crews comes a wise and warmhearted memoir chronicling his lifelong quest to become a good man, loving husband, and responsible father.
What does it mean to be a man? Terry Crews, TV’s iconic “Old Spice Guy” and co-star of the hit Golden Globe Award–winning series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has spent decades seeking the answer to that question. In Manhood, he shares what he’s learned, telling the amazing story of his rise to fame and offering straight-talking advice for men and the women who love them.
A self-described “super-driven superstar alpha male,” Terry Crews embodies the manly ideal for millions worldwide. But as he looks back on his difficult childhood and shares hard-learned lessons from the many humbling experiences he endured to get where he is today, he shows how his own conception of manhood is constantly evolving.
Crews offers up a lively, clear-eyed account of the ups and downs of his twenty-five-year marriage, revealing the relationship secrets that have kept it going—and the one dark secret that nearly tore it apart. Along the way, he shares his evolving appreciation for looking good, staying fit, and getting it done for the people you love.
Being a man is about more than keeping your core strong. It’s about keeping your core values stronger. With insightful observations on spirituality, work, and family, Terry Crews shows men how to face their inner demons, seek forgiveness from those they’ve wronged, and tear down the walls that prevent them from forging meaningful relationships with others.
From the NFL gridiron to the Hollywood backlot, Terry Crews has survived it all with his sense of humor—and his marriage—intact. In Manhood he shows men everywhere that real strength is not measured in muscle mass—unless that muscle is the heart.

May 20
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Jaybruno326 ,


Awesome! I just came from a dark time in my life. Terry made me feel like I'm not alone with my struggles in marriage and family. This book made me take a serious look at myself and pushed me to do more as a husband, father or just as a man in general. Thank you Terry.

Give me Life ,

Totally exceeded my expectations

And I thought coming up in the inter city of Detroit, MI I had it rough.

JoCoria ,

Manhood by Terry Crews

This was a great book filled with so much honesty. It takes a great man to look at himself as he truly is, acknowledge not only his strengths, but his weaknesses as well, and be willing to work on himself for the sake of himself and those he professes to love. Since many men, (especially Black men), do not read as women do, I think this book should be available as an audio book, so that more men might be wiling to read it at times that might be convenient to them.